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Into the Woods Quarterly

Stay Calm, Onuinu, Grapefruit, and White Fang Perform @ Holocene

White Fang performs while Into The Woods crew members film last night's Quarterly
By David Cohen
May 04 12:39pm

If you don’t already know Into the Woods, you should. Self described “music media from the Pacific Northwest,” Into the Woods are the prolific multimedia collaborative for Portland’s emerging music scene is made up of by day filmmakers, photographers, and writers who convene by night to bring the city’s underground music scene to life. Their videos are some of the most comprehensive and beautifully shot that the city has to offer. Last night was their Quarterly party and video shoot, this time hosted at Holocene. Stay Calm, Onuinu, Grapefruit and White Fang performed. DJ Secret Kebab was billed to perform, but likely due to a late-night lamb roast, he was MIA.

 

 

Stay Calm returned to Holocene for Thursday’s Spring Quarterly, opening the night with some danceable, energizing and percussive tracks. Expressive vocals from Claudia Meza and brought both boys and girls to the yard. While the crowd was disappointed to see Stay Calm leave the stage, they were delighted by video productions that followed from Into the Woods, these continued throughout the night. All were pleased.

 

 

Dorian Duvall is the mastermind behind the electro-pop of Onuinu. All at once impossible to pronounce and beautiful, the band managed to package experimentation in winning. Onuinu finished recording its debut LP, “Mirror Gazer” in early April, although fans of Onuinu will have to wait until sometime this summer for the release. Onuinu is signed to Bladen County Records. Expect Mirror Gazer this summer.

 

 

Grapefruit followed up after Onuinu. The synth-soaked one man band played self-described “Cosmic Jams.” I'm not expert in the matter of said jams, but the crowd seemed very satisfied. This guy has been making waves in Portland since his sudden debut a few months ago. Here's to hoping for some type of full length in the near future. 

 

 

The night ended strong with the ambient grunge trance of White Fang. These four guys have been a Portland fixture for a few years now, and they're showing no signs of slowing down. The band is about to embark on a month long tour later this month throughout the U.S. The crowd rocked out properly and film rolled on another Into the Woods collaboration to end the evening.

 

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